(l. to r.) Giulio, Francesca, Roberto, Piero, Giorgio, and Paolo

The Bava family has cultivated vineyards in Cocconato, since 1600 and in 1911 built its first winery. Since the creation of the Cocconato winery, more than one hundred harvests have now passed and six generations have alternated. Bava cultivates their vineyards with environmentally friendly methods in the three farms of Cocconato, Agliano and Castiglione Falletto, which for generations have been producing excellent and unique wines. Each of the three farms has its own history and characteristics, and each enriches the range with wines of different character. By the 1950s, after the turmoil of the two Wars, the Bava wines produced are widely appreciated and Giulio Bava, with his horse-drawn cart, distribute wines throughout Piedmont. Within the following two decades, PIero extends distribution to the rest of Italy and abroad. Bava wines, primarily Barbera and Nebbiolo, receive medals and recognitions. Since 1975 Bava has been a pioneer in the use of barriques and today their cellars have steel fermentation barrels, custom built according to the size of each vineyard. Each barrel can be used for must fermentation and wine storage with a temperature control system. A section of the cellars has been specially dedicated to the fermentation of aromatic wines.

In the vineyard surmounted by the Romanesque Pieve, Stradivario is born, as well as great native whites and reds. Cascina Scarrone, just outside the town of Castiglione Falletto, is dedicated to the production and refinement of Nebbiolo, among which the rare Scarrone Barolo cru dominates. The Pianoalto farmhouse, in Agliano Terme, from the sun-kissed vineyard on the crest of the hill, Barbera Libera and PianoAlto, the Nizza DOCG, are born.


Founded: 1911 

Family: Piero Bava, Roberto Bava, Giulio Bava, Paolo Bava, Francesca Bava, Giorgio Bava 

Vineyards: 125 aces in Monferrato and Langhe 

Estates: Cocconato, Castiglione Falletto, Agliano 

Fermentation: Wood is not an ingredient! For the most important red wines, fermenation begins in 53 oak barrels. Every barrel is made on purpose for specific Bava wine by barrel makers using French oak. White wines do not age in wood. 

Bava is also a low environmental impact winery with a tradition of sustainability, such as, grass covering, non-synthetic fertilizers, integrated pest management practices. There are zero chemical residuals in the wines. Light weight glass bottles are used to reduce production and transportation emissions.